RMI’s Solar RFP Aims to ‘Lighten’ Economic Load in Eastern Colorado

RMI’s Solar RFP Aims to ‘Lighten’ Economic Load in Eastern Colorado

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to cost-effectively shifting businesses, communities, and institutions to energy efficiency and renewables – issued a request for proposals (RFP) on March 14 to develop 16.75-MW of community-scale solar generation on behalf of six rural electric cooperatives based in eastern Colorado.

New Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Intends to Aggregate Corporate Procurement

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) – a coalition of multinational companies that propose to aggregate their alternative energy buying needs to achieve competitive, predictable power prices for the long-term – announced its formal launch in a media conference call on May 12.

RMI: 2015 Was the Year of the First-Time Corporate Energy Buyer

According to research results released recently by the Boulder, Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), more than 20 U.S. corporations of all sizes announced renewable energy deals last year – and 15 of them were first-time buyers, accounting for 67 percent of the 2015 market. Among … Read more…

RMI Report Traces the Rise of the Battery

RMI Report Traces the Rise of the Battery

The Economics of Battery Energy Storage, a report from The Rocky Mountain Institute, explores the benefits of multi-use batteries located at customer sites. It’s a hot area: There has been a 600 percent growth in installed battery capacity between the first and second quarters of … Read more…

Evaluating the Value of Energy Storage

Evaluating the Value of Energy Storage

When batteries are placed as far downstream as possible in the electricity system, they can provide a number of valuable stacked services for businesses, according to a recent blog post from the Rocky Mountain Institute. RMI outlines three steps to help businesses evaluate the value … Read more…

How Microsoft Secured 285 MW of Wind Energy in 2 Years

How Microsoft Secured 285 MW of Wind Energy in 2 Years

In just two years, Microsoft was able to contract for 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy projects, according to a post on the Rocky Mountain Institute blog RMI Outlet. While off-site renewable energy transactions often require one to two years to complete, … Read more…

Energy Manager Moves: Building Energy, Itron, Green Charge, Eaton, RMI, NREL, NYSERDA

Energy Manager Moves: Building Energy, Itron, Green Charge, Eaton, RMI, NREL, NYSERDA

Building Energy hired Chris Preston (pictured) as vice president of sales. Preston has over 15 years of experience leading businesses to scale software sales, both startup environments and larger companies including Microsoft. Tom Deitrich has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Itron. … Read more…

Rocky Mountain Institute Provides Energy Retrofit Course

Rocky Mountain Institute Provides Energy Retrofit Course

The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) are developing a series of interactive, scenario-based online courses based on RMI’s practice guide, Deep Retrofit Value: A Guide for Investors. The first in the three-course series “Enhancing Property Value with Deep … Read more…

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